Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Step x Step - Stencilled card

Hello, it's Sue here today and for a change I'm sharing a card that I've made. I don't make many cards these days so it was great to use some mixed media techniques on something different.

I started by swiping some Distress Stains onto my craft sheet, spritzing them with water and pressing some white card on to the ink. I dried the card and then dabbed again on to the left over ink.

I then placed a stencil over the card and using a baby wipe rubbed over the top. As Distress Stains, like the inks, react with liquids the baby wipe has a bleaching effect on the ink.

The eagle eyed among you will also have spotted some Spritz and Flick !

I then started to build up the layers of stencilling. The new Archival colours by Wendy Vecchi are gorgeous and coupled with the new mini ink blending tool using the inks is really easy and effective ! I've used Orange Blossom on the above layer.

Then I used Geranium Red, not using the whole of the stencil but adding bits here and there.

I then decided I need to add some texture, so I mixed some Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste with some Carnation Red and Tree Branch re-inker. It created an almost coral like colour, which I really loved ! I used the Prime Checker stencil and again only used parts of it around the corners.

For the centre piece I've used one of Wendy's SiSi sets. I stamped the first image then masked it off and stamped it again. Then I used the stencil part of the set and placed it over the flower and stamped some script over the top.

For the central bloom, I've painted the flower with Luminarte Silk paints and cut it out. Before mounting it on to foam pads I stamped it again onto the card and used a black oil pastel and drew around the flower head and used my finger to smudge it to create the shadow.

I did some extra stamping with the little script stamp over the background. I then stamped the sentiment from the Wendy Vecchi True Art set onto some white card. Cut it up into different parts and rubbed some ink around the edge of each piece.

One final photo in which I think you can just about see the crackle of the Crackle Paste !

Hope you've enjoyed today's Step x Step !


  1. Sue this is absolutely knock-out! Love the build up of mixed media stencilling and the SiSi flowers are superb. LOVE this. Jenny x

  2. Wonderful card Sue. The colours are glorious and the SiSi looks superb. Thank you for the brilliant tutorial too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. What a showstopper of a card - fierily beautiful... and a great step by step of those layers building up, thank you.
    Alison x

  4. What an amazing piece! Love the step-by-step!

  5. What a fantastic card, Sue! I love the colors and the stenciling and flowers work so well together!

  6. How absolutely stunning! I love seeing how you create another of your masterpieces.

  7. Wow, what a beauty! Great colour work Sue and terrific texturing. Beautiful! Chris xxx

  8. Sue your card is just fabolous. Love the vibrant colors ! Thank you so much for sharing a step-by-step tutorial. You are very creative and inspired me to try some new stuff.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  9. This is just gorgeous, so warm and vibrant. A real show stopper, Jane x

  10. Wonderful!! I love all the techniques you used.

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  12. Very pretty, love the lifting off with the baby wipe through the stencil! Thank you for sharing your technique, Deb

  13. Sue, your project is over the top beautiful!! The cheerful colors and combinations of techniques you have used are inspiring and make me feel happy just to look at it!